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Chef Led Market & Pintxo LUNCH Tour

San Sebastián, Spain

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Experience hosted by Gregory

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The only CHEF-LED PINTXO TOUR in San Sebastián, join me for a walking, eating & drinking experience you'll never forget!

We'll take a tour of the market (closed Sundays) to see what's cooking, before walking around the Old Town for pintxos (Basque tapas) and drinks at 3 of my favorite bars. It's a great walk, a good wine-soaked lunch & exactly what the locals do.

Along the route I'll show you the sites & tell you about the history & culture of the Basque Country, but my focus is definitely on FOOD & DRINK. There's no better way to learn why this is one of the world's most delicious culinary capitols. Oh, I'm also gonna email you a handful of recipes when we're done so you can take the magic home.

My route & the menu changes daily, but we'll do a mix from the traditional to the modern. Expect to dine of anchovies, octopus, bacalao, veal cheeks, foie gras, suckling pig, maybe we'll nibble on a pig ear or two?

Thirsty? I'm great at pairing the perfect pour with the perfect plate, from local ciders to white wine (txakoli), young & aged tempranillo from La Rioja & beyond--maybe we'll dip into some vermouth too? There's always beer too!

Get ready to eat on your feet like a local!
Other things to note
Plan on doing A LOT of walking, about 2.5 km
If mobility is an issue, please let me know in advance.
Eat on your feet--I cannot guarantee seating.
Alert me of food allergies.
Pescatarians will be OK. Vegans are not going to be happy. Sorry.
Don't drink alcohol? NO PROBLEM. No discounts though. :(
The only CHEF-LED PINTXO TOUR in San Sebastián, join me for a walking, eating & drinking experience you'll never forget!

We'll take a tour of the market (closed Sundays) to see what's cooking, before walking around the Old Town for pintxos (Basque tapas) and drinks at 3 of my favorite bars. It's a great walk, a good wine-soaked lunch & exactly what the locals do.

Along the route I'll show you the sites & tell you about the…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 small plates per person
  • Drinks
    Beer, Cider, Wine, Vermouth.
    Non Alcoholic Cocktails & Alternatives.<b...
From $136
/ person
Sun, Nov 29
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$136 per person
$136 per person
Mon, Nov 30
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$136 per person
$136 per person
Tue, Dec 1
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$136 per person
$136 per person

Meet your host, Gregory

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 51 Reviews
I'm GREGORY, a chef who has been living, drinking & eating in San Sebastián for 7 years.
I lead food tours, teach cooking classes & host wine tastings, but my AirBnB experience is all about PINTXOS (Basque Tapas).

I am a JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION scholar from California, went to LE CORDON BLEU PARIS & worked on organic farms all over France, Spain & the Basque Country. San Sebastián is now home.

I want to share the culinary culture of the Basque Country with you. On our outing you'll see the sites & learn the history, but it's all about the art of small plates! Eat on your feet like a local.
I'm GREGORY, a chef who has been living, drinking & eating in San Sebastián for 7 years.
I lead food tours, teach cooking classes & host wine tastings, but my AirBnB experience is all about PINTXOS (Basque Tapas).

I am a JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION scholar from California, went to LE CORDON BLEU PARIS & worked on organic farms all over France, Spain & the Basque Country. San Sebastián is now home.

I want to share the culinary culture of the Basque Country with you. On ou…
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Where you'll be

EAT & DRINK LIKE A LOKAL!

We'll be walking all over The Old Town & I'll show you the market, the port, some old churches & take you by all the best bars & restaurants. There are hundreds of pintxo bars in the area & you need a local to find the very best!

Don't forget to come hungry, along the way we'll be stopping into 5 of my favorite spots for small plates & great pours. From the traditional to the modern, eat on your feet!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Suman
September 2020
Had a wonderful time, Gregory is the best at what he does, sharing his passion for food and this city! Could not have learned all that I did on my own and Gregory's amazing and unique personality made the tour especially great! Felt like I came out knowing so much more about the culture of this city!
Had a wonderful time, Gregory is the best at what he does, sharing his passion for food and this city! Could not have learned all that I did on my own and Gregory's amazing and uni…
Camille
March 2020
It was nice to roam around San Sebastian with someone like Gregory - you get to know which bar to go and what to order. He even personalised the tour by asking us where have we eaten the night before. The weather was sh** but it didn't really bothered us at all. The tour felt very communal and what made us connect to the town is we got to listen to a foreigner's perspective about the place.
It was nice to roam around San Sebastian with someone like Gregory - you get to know which bar to go and what to order. He even personalised the tour by asking us where have we eat…
Melinda
January 2020
This was such a fun tour highlighting some unique pintxos stops as well as a solid overview of Basque culture and history! Gregory was a fantastic guide who is obviously passionate about food and San Sebastian. Would highly recommend it as a way to start your stay here, as Gregory has tons of local recommendations to offer and has a great insider's perspective of the city.
This was such a fun tour highlighting some unique pintxos stops as well as a solid overview of Basque culture and history! Gregory was a fantastic guide who is obviously passionate…
Ryan
January 2020
Gregory is the Mayor of Donostia! Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for the insider’s guide to San Sebastián hot spots. Would recommend to family and friends!
Jason
December 2019
This is a superb tour! Gregory really knows basque food, wine, and history in a deep way. You visit bustling local places and he orders the most delicious, unique pinxtos and beverages. He also personalizes the tour and is very welcoming to solo travelers.
This is a superb tour! Gregory really knows basque food, wine, and history in a deep way. You visit bustling local places and he orders the most delicious, unique pinxtos and bever…
Lynn
December 2019
If you like to feel like a local this tour is a must. From shopping in the markets to pintxo bar etiquette to Basque dos and do nots, Gregory will teach you everything Basque. We learned about the unique history, architecture, and culture and much more. This tour was phenomenal!!
If you like to feel like a local this tour is a must. From shopping in the markets to pintxo bar etiquette to Basque dos and do nots, Gregory will teach you everything Basque. We…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Good walking shoes, bring a hoodie, you might need an umbrella--we rock rain or shine!